Move over mac and cheese, these Apple, Ham and Cheddar Quesadillas are about to become every kid’s new favorite meal. They are ready in 15 minutes and easy for the busy back to school season.
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Have you ever wished there were more hours in the day? Or that you could clone yourself so you could somehow magically be in two places at once? Or have that nifty Time Turner device Hermione had. At this time of year, I feel that way pretty much ALLLLL THE TIME! It can just get so hectic, and now that my kids are in 4th and 6th grade- there is so much after school driving to do. I had always heard about this phenomenon of the Mommy Cabby, and not really believed it would happen to me. But it happens people. There is a lot of chauffeuring going on. It just happens!
But I try to cut myself some slack. And not get to bummed out about the fact that I don’t have superpowers. Instead I just plan to get interrupted in every task I set out to do, like say for example…. writing this blog post, in which I got to the above paragraph, then had to jump up to drive my daughter to field hockey and to make up for the fact I don’t have said time turner, I got pulled over in a 35 for doing 46 (true story.) (He gave me a warning! Thank goodness!)
So weeknight dinners… those are usually the last thing on my mind. A lot of time, there are left-overs from testing a recipe or doing a photo shoot. But that doesn’t pan out every day the way I would hope it would. So having a simple slam-dunk recipe like this Apple Ham and Cheddar Quesadilla ready is de rigueur. I pretty much always have these ingredients on hand because apples, McKenzie sliced uncured ham and hormone free cheddar are lunchbox favorites. And I always keep whole-wheat tortillas in the fridge for moments like these.
These quesadillas are ready in a matter of 15 minutes. I have a stove-top griddle, so I can make all four at once. Then I just chop up some cabbage for a quick slaw on the side and boom! Dinner is served! We’ve been loving them with a bit of honey mustard on the side for dipping. Try it!
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More Super Fast Recipes that’ll come in handy this fall:
- 4 large whole-wheat tortillas
- 8 slices McKenzie Uncured Ham
- ½ crisp apple, sliced thinly
- 4 slices McKenzie Cheddar cheese
- Lay tortillas on work surface. Top half of each tortilla with 2 slices of ham. Top ham with apple and cheddar cheese. Fold tortilla in half.
- Heat griddle over medium-high heat. Add quesadillas, and cook until browned and the cheese is melted, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Serve with honey mustard.
- Serving Size: 1 quesadilla
- Calories: 280
- Sugar: 7
- Fat: 11
- Carbohydrates: 29
- Fiber: 4
- Protein: 17